Alice Whitmore Obituary (1925 – 2021) – Huntington, IN
Alice Whitmore, 96, was welcomed to her heavenly home on October 26, 2021 at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Alice was born July 10, 1925 to Roy Williams and Hazel Anita (Carr) Whitmore in Huntington County. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1943 and Manchester College, North Manchester, in 1947, with a degree in music education. She also received her masters from Ball State University in Muncie. Alice taught high and elementary schools in Huntington County for 43 years, primarily in Lancaster.
Joined the Salamonia Church of the Brethren in 1943, she has held a variety of positions including organist, singer, pianist, choir director, musical arranger, Bible study, Women’s Fellowship, Finance, annual conference delegate and aid to the Bible school.
Alice was a member of Sweet Adelines, a choir of female barbers in Marion, the Best Years Singers, the annual “Messiah” community presentation, Home Extension Club, Chautauqua Club, Indiana Retired Teachers, and she worked in polling stations for many years. She has also given piano lessons and participated in events at the Forks of the Wabash, Salamonie Reservoir and Huntington Heritage Days. After her retirement, she continued to read to children and contributed to adult literacy.
Having many hobbies, Alice enjoyed genealogy, researching history, Indian artifacts, music education, artwork, knitting, sewing, board games, the concert series at Huntington and Fort. Wayne, Kiwanis Travel Reports, Nature Walks, Cats, Old Barns, Covered Bridges, Antiques, Reading, Travel, and Movies. She was a lifelong learner.
Alice is survived by five nieces: Janet (Robert) Erick, Hamilton, MT; Jean (Michael) Alexander, St. Regis, MT; Mary Alice Beck, Warren, IN; Annette (Phillip) Mock, Syracuse, IN; and Joyce (Thomas) Olsen, Sioux Falls, SD. She has several great-great-nieces and nephews. Alice is predeceased by her mother, father, brother James D. Whitmore, sister Ruth L. Stinebaugh and niece Jane E. Smith.
Alice was loved by her family and her many friends. She greeted everyone with a smile and seemed to know everyone in Huntington County. She will be deeply missed.
Visitations will be from 1 pm to 3 pm on Friday, November 12 at the Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Dr., Huntington, IN. Visitations will also take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a celebratory life memorial service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 13 at the Bailey-Love Mortuary with Pastor Mel Zumbrun as officiant. Interment with funeral service will be held in Lancaster Cemetery in Lancaster.
Favorite memorials can be made in memory of Alice at Brethren’s Salamony Church, Bailey-Love Mortuary Care, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.
Please sign the guestbook online at www.baileylove.com.
Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Alice Whitmore.
Published by The Herald-Press on November 2, 2021.